HealthLeaders Media Marketing Weekly - December 8, 2010 | What Healthcare Marketers Can Learn from Elliott Fisher
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What Healthcare Marketers Can Learn from Elliott Fisher
Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media

For this year's HealthLeaders 20, our annual list of the top people working to make healthcare better, I interviewed Elliott Fisher, the Dartmouth Atlas leader who is commonly hailed as the father of accountable care organizations. As he and I talked about his background, the Atlas project, and his hopes for accountable care, I couldn't help but think how his insight might benefit healthcare marketers. [Read More]
  December 8, 2010


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